Shane Hiester and Eric Beard Split Twin Bill

Shane Hiester won the first half of a Modified double show on the Short Track Tuesday night.  For the Sinking Spring racer it was his third feature win this season and moved him a bit closer to his brother in the season point battle with only a few shows left.  Shane won segments on lanes 5&6 and beat the runner up Corey Bailey by only 5 pieces of track.  Bailey took home his career best finish winning three lanes.  Third spot went to the current Point leader Sheldon Hiester who also won 3 segments.  Fourth was a tie between Bill Brenner and his car builder Eric Beard.  Brenner had a single segment win and Beard had 4 wins on lanes 2 thru 5.  Rounding out the top ten was Mike Fitzgerald, Mark Williams, Bryan Kisthart, Mike Feltenberger and Billy Decker.

In the second race Eric Beard finally scored his first career Modified feature win ever at Randy’s Raceway.  After 5 years of trying Beard was impressive winng 5 segments on his way to a popular win.  Eric made the long drive payoff and ended with 9 segment wins on the night moving him 1 career segment win behind Troy Bowers for 18th on the all time list.  Sheldon Hiester won 3 segments to come home runnerup.  Third spot went to Jim Levan in his backup car winning on lane 1.  Fourth was Mike (Bear) Feltenberger who also won a lone segment.  Rounding out the first five was Bryan Kisthart making it 2 top tens on the night.  Sixth on went like this Shane Hiester, Mark Williams, Mike Fitzgerald, Bill Brenner and Corey Bailey.

Missing in action was Tony Z and Scott Bender, we hope they get BACK soon.  A rumor going around that Randy Haydt may run in the Modified class next season.  It was good to see John Kosmoski on hand as he really likes the Short track and plans on making the remaining shows on that track this season.  Billy Decker had some mechanical issues with his normally potent mount.  Donna Bryant made her first start and improved as the night went on.  Bean also ran better as the night moved along.  Major props go to young Cory Reinhard who 15th and then 12th in the two races but he ran real good in his powder blue #77.  In one segment he gave veteran Bill Brenner all he could handle.  Bear used the first show as his warmup after arriving a bit late but came on strong in the nitecap with a fourth place run.